Driver Killed in Crash on Highway 285
About the Fatal Accident
The fatal collision occurred along State Highway 285, just eight miles west of Riviera, before 10 a.m. Monday.
The driver of a silver Ford Focus was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was flown to a Corpus Christi and is in critical but stable condition.
The accident remains under investigation.
Texas Crash Statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,534 traffic deaths in 2014 – a 3.7 percent increase from the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
- Of the deaths recorded in 2014, 1,974 occurred in rural areas.
- An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents with 17,152 people suffering serious injuries.
- A reportable crash is estimated to have occurred every 66 seconds in 2014.